Angela Merkel’s speech to the US Congress on Tuesday is an honour for both the chancellor and Berlin. But her trip to Washington comes at a price, believes Dr. Josef Braml from the German Council on Foreign Relations.
Classroom warfare has erupted in Sweden as conservative commentators are appalled by what they view as a "try everything" approach to sex education in the nation's schools, writes The Local's Christine Demsteader.
Five hundred Viking era silver artifacts have been plundered from a site of archaeological interest on the Baltic island of Gotland.
Sweden’s unions announced demands on Monday that workers in the manufacturing sector receive a 2.6 percent wage increase, much to the dismay of leading employers' groups.
A new foundation being formed to prevent school attacks has announced plans to create an early-warning system and 24-hour hotline for students to report threats.
Volvo Cars posted a much improved third quarter result on Monday, losing only $135 million compared with the $458 million the company lost a year ago.
National rail operator Deutsche Bahn is now offering eco-tickets for corporate customers to encourage sustainable travel, the company announced on Monday.
A 99-year-old Swedish woman and her 97-year-old husband have been denied a place at a local living facility for the elderly.
German clothing retailer Hugo Boss swung back into the black in the third quarter by getting a grip on expenditures, it said on Monday.
The number of new swine flu cases has doubled in the last two days, national disease control and prevention agency the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported on Monday.
Sweden's government is meeting on Monday to bring forward new legislation that will prohibit the viewing of child pornography. The centre-right government is also hoping to put in place more rigorous age restrictions regarding the production of pornographic material.
Healthy foetuses risk being aborted by mistake due to procedural deficiencies and misinterpreted ultrasounds at Swedish hospitals, a recent investigation shows.
Swedish journalist Donald Boström told an angry audience in Israel on Monday that he stood by his calls for an investigation into allegations that the Israeli army harvested the organs of dead Palestinians.
Police in Los Angeles have arrested a Swedish businessman wanted on charges of attempting to bribe a Stockholm police chief.
Germany's finance minister ruled out on Monday a major overhaul of the country's complex tax system before 2013, a major election campaign pledge of Chancellor Angela Merkel's new coalition partners.
A 3-year-old boy suffering from the swine flu died at the weekend at the Astrid Lindgren Children’s Hospital in Stockholm, infuriating the child’s parents who had sought care for him earlier in the week.
Former Stasi prison inmate Carl-Wolfgang Holzapfel has broken off a week-long live performance art re-enactment of his internment over the weekend due psychological distress, organisers have announced.
A German soldier accidentally rammed his car into a troop of other soldiers in the early morning darkness, injuring 13 military personnel, seven seriously, a defence ministry spokesman said Monday.
A researcher was rescued early on Monday morning after being trapped underground for some nine hours in a cave in the Westerwald region, police in the German state of Hesse reported.
Relatives of Stieg Larsson, the late Swedish author of the popular "Millennium" crime novels, have offered his former girlfriend 20 million kronor ($2.8 million) to settle a protracted inheritance dispute.
A organization representing German police officers has called for a ban on biker gangs, following a weekend of violence between the Hells Angels and Bandidos, daily Rheinische Post reported.
Twenty years after a seismic jolt of history sent it tumbling down, a section of the Berlin Wall has been rebuilt in Los Angeles, offering residents a glimpse of the brutal Cold War frontier that once divided Europe.
Dozens of Israeli protesters on Sunday expressed their anger at the arrival of controversial Swedish journalist Donald Boström, who accused Israeli soldiers of harvesting organs from dead Palestinians.